His opportunities?

May I ask you a question? Why is it that every day we encounter countless golden opportunities, brilliantly disguised as insurmountable problems and rarely see that? When the problems of this life loom large, isn’t that when our God is at His best?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

Isn’t it strange how one man’s problem can become another man’s opportunity? It seems that sometimes some of our worst challenges, discarded or passed on, often are picked up again by someone else and everything changes. The car that sits in my garage today, for example, was another man’s huge challenge. He had it stored in his barn for a number of years and didn’t drive it much. Despite the fact that the car had only 21,000 miles on it, because it was nearly 40 years-old, it had major underbody and frame problems from sitting idle for so many years. The car had become a challenge, a real problem for its owner. He sold it to me and all I could see was opportunity. If I invested so much in the structural repairs I would have a car that, although nearly 40 years old, was relatively new; and, at a very good price--His problem, my opportunity.

How often in life haven’t we experienced problems when bills needed to be paid, and the worries and the heartaches just kept mounting every day. And then we experience relief and wonder: Lord, I don’t know how you did it. We can’t explain the where’s or why’s. All we know, we’ve seen our mountains turn to blessings in disguise. There’s an old song that goes: No, I've never moved a mountain, for my faith is far too small. Yet, I thank you, Lord of Heaven, you have always heard my call. And as long as there are mountains in my life, I’ll have no fear, for the mountain-moving Jesus is my strength and always near. (Source Unknown.)

Every problem in this life is an opportunity to prove God’s power. Every day we encounter countless golden opportunities, brilliantly disguised as insurmountable problems. When the problems of this life loom large, that’s when our God is at His best. He moves before us and knocks them down to size. We just need to believe that He will do it, and it is done. He is sovereign and when there seems to be no way, God will find it for us. Our problems, his opportunities. Amen!

We pray: Heavenly Father, many of the problems we face in life often seem insurmountable. We judge our problems often before committing them to Your good purpose, and often without any kind of rational judgment or spiritual thought. Forgive us Father for jumping the gun so often when we are confronted by the many problems in this life, when we could have gone to the foot of the cross and simply laid them out before our Savior, Jesus Christ. Help each of us to remember that our problems are only opportunities for You, our God and Father, to enrich us, secure us, weather us and strengthen us. May we never forget that You work in mysterious ways. Sometimes Your answer to our prayers has already been given us before we can utter “Amen!” In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

If you have a special prayer request, please send your request to ”This Passing Day!” <markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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